The IDF will be incorporating a new tactical communication device into operational use in the coming months, the IDF Website reports.
Technology firm Elbit and the IDF jointly developed the new device called "Elad Yarok" ["Yarok" means green, and Elad is just a name – ed.], which is capable of communicating across radio frequencies as well as encrypted frequencies. The device will be integrated in all IDF units and is expected to enter service this coming April.
While being able communicate with all existing tactical radio transceivers, "Elad Yarok" will also allow the transfer of encrypted data over more advanced RPT (repeater technology) channels. It is also equipped with a durable touch screen, that coupled with the advanced capabilities, will deliver various data including video and photos, to commanders in the field in real-time.
In the meantime, "Elad Yarok" will streamline the deployment of ground forces because most of its features are automatic, requiring no extra effort to navigate frequencies. "War has become a war of information. If the information arrives faster, the battle moves faster. What used to take two seconds will now take one. In the field, this is critical," explained Lt. Col. Padel.